Tralee Tidy Towns members made a call to arms this week for residents to step up and volunteer for the local award-winning group as they look to make Tralee look their best during the two-month award period for the national Tidy Towns. competition that resumes this year after a two-year break due to COVID.
Always a city that avoids a challenge and especially one with such a rich and proud history in Tidy Towns over the years, Tralee has garnered great support from several fantastic local groups such as Team Bramble, Tralee Lyons Club, local schools, the MTU and, more recently, strong support from the Tralee Chamber Alliance and local businesses.
This volunteer effort is bolstered by input from the Friends of Able CE Scheme and the Kerry County Council Tralee MD team, making it a true community effort, but during the current two-month award period, as much support as possible is needed.
“We are looking for garbage collectors, gardeners, anyone who has a brush. It’s a great way to get out and meet people and do something good for your town as part of a team,” said Brendan O’Brien, Tralee Tidy Towns Committee Chair.
“We would love to hear from anyone who is proud of Tralee and wants to see Tralee looking good. They could be residents, business owners or families who want to get out and participate in volunteer work that can really make a difference to the sense of well-being in Tralee. We have the equipment, all we need is the people,” continued Brendan.
“Over the last three award processes, we have been earning Tidy Towns leaderboard points, jumping 15 points from 2019 to our current score of 338, and winning nine consecutive gold medals, of which we are very proud.” he added.
There are weekly work events on Wednesdays at 7pm (Garvey’s Supervalu meeting), Saturdays at 7:30am (meeting at Brandon car park) or Sundays at 10am (meeting at Lidl car park).
If you’d like to get involved, contact [email protected] or send a private message to Tralee Tidy Towns’ Facebook page.